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Zero tolerance to drug offences: Goa CM

Goa Police has adopted zero tolerance policy towards drug activities and is committed to arrest the offenders indulging in narcotic activities and eradicate the drug menace, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds Home portfolio, has said in a written reply in the state assembly recently.

In response to a question tabled by Congress MLA Francisco Silveira, the Chief Minister said the narcotic trade was an organized crime and specific mandatory provisions of law were required to be adhered to while booking cases under NDPS Act, unlike cases under other Acts.

The In-charge of Police Stations and staff of Anti Narcotic Cell Police Station have been pro-actively collecting information of narcotic activities and have been booking cases under NDPS Act 1985.

The record suggest that more narcotic drugs are recovered and cases booked in coastal belt, frequented by tourist (Goa being a Tourist destination) during tourist season period.

Booking of more number of narcotic cases implies that the In-charge of Police stations and staff have been seriously tracking the suspects & conducting narcotic seizures.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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